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On Saturday March 26, 2011 I was scheduled to speak at a visiting church where a friend of mine is pastor who was having a Preach-A-Thon . Prior to the day I was feeling fine and had been fine all the while other than having previous headaches here and there, but never thought much of them.  Ok so I go on about my day as usual. Around 1pm that afternoon I said to my husband that I was going to lay down and take a nap before having to get to the church because I wasn't scheduled to speak until 5:55pm that evening. So as I was trying to get to my bed it seemed that something (God) kept me busy doing other things where I never got to lay down, so around 2pm I decided to get dressed and just go on over to the church so I could hear the other preachers speak, ok so I get dressed and get to the church all is well, the pastor gets me settled in and then gets me to my seat in the pulpit, as we the other ministers are listening to the minister that was up speaking after being there seating in my seat not more than 15 minutes, I began to feel funny all of a sudden I get this excruciating  pain on both sides of my neck and then in the center of my neck from my brain stem down my back to the tailbone, I immediately place both my hands on my neck  hoping the pain would subside, but it didn't then I began to feel tingling in both my hands, arms, and down my legs to the point I'm nervous about what is happening, then I began to get nauseated and slightly dizzy so I tap the person seated next to me, asking them to get the pastor's attention, I told him I was sick and needed to be ushered out, he takes me to his office where the pain only intensified so after a few minutes of trying to get myself together and nothing was happening I told the deacon to call EMS as I called my husband.

The EMS team came and got me to the nearest hospital which was Sinai Grace which is one of thee worst hospitals in the state of Michigan and in the metropolitan Detroit area. Ok so I get to the hospital emergency room the team was very incompetent they had no clue what to do for me, they begin to guess after having me lay there for an hour and a half in severe pain, they only got the ball rolling when my two sisters who are R.N's got there and began to fuss And complain about the length of time I had been there and they not even started an I.V or attempted to do a CT Scan due to my issues. Ok so after my sisters had their say, a doctor says he wanted to have me go for a spinal-tap, in which no one ever spoke to my husband about, not even getting his or my permission and they attempted to do so twice and was unsuccessful, so they gave me pain meds to knock me out.
After my family saw the incompentcy of the staff they pulled me out of that hospital, told my daughters to take me home with them and to get me to another hospital first thing in the morning, because of insurance purposes they couldn't take me from one hospital right to another,

 ok so we go to my daughters home, I laid in pain for most of the night so early the next morning around 6am they got me to Beaumont Hospital where they immediately assessing my problem and knew exactly what to do so they got the ball rolling right away.  After putting in an I.V, doing all my vials and giving me a CAT-Scan they saw that I had a bleed from my brain so they did an MRI as well as a Spinal-Tap. I was admitted right away to the hospital. The spinal tap had a bloody show where as the fluid should have been clear, and they SCAT-Scan showed a small area in the brain where I had been bleeding from, but thanks be to God it wasn't an Aneurysm or a stroke because they ruled that out, Glory to God. But they couldn't figure out what happened and why it happened. They kept me for (5) days but never could come up with a solution as to why I had the bleed, but is concerned that it could happened again so they sent me home with (3) different meds to take for the headaches and said for me to take it easy no strenuous activities, nor allow stressful situations to get to me, for me to keep still and rest. The doctor even said I may need to think about working part time if work at all.  Ok so now I'm home for a day or two and all the dilaudid that they had pumped into my system has worn off and I am now feeling the effects of what happened to me, I have issues with walking and standing. Even when I sit for a while my buttocks hurts and I get this pain rushing down my legs and in my buttocks. I need assistance in walking and I still have the headaches. I have called the doctor that over saw my case while in the hospital and I have an appointment with him tomorrow.
Now a few days prior to any of this happening to me I remember hearing the Holy Spirit say to me:
"A drastic change is going to happen with you."
Now I never anticipated anything like this happening but what I did say was Lord if you said it, it has got to come to pass. I'm still trying to understand it as well as except all of what is happening to me, but I know God is with me through it all. I am trying to understand the lesson in this as well as the reasoning behind it, but I have yet come to know the answers to it all. But God!
I know for one I was working in a very stressful environment and that there were so many people against me and I was carrying a lot on me trying to do my job to the best of my ability. There is so much politics going on in the workplace until it just makes one not want to come to work, but I remained faithful to my residents as well as my employer. My doctor has said I may need to think of working part time if work at all and that is a huge decision for me because I love what I do and I love to work, I’m not one to just sit around and do nothing, but maybe this is God’s way of getting me to a place where I can sit and finish my book he has given me the inspiration to do and finish, I will have to pray on the subject of not working, but I do feel better, but just concerned about these pains and spasms I have in the lower parts of my body.

I first want to give all praise, honor and glory to God for bring me out of that dark place, then to give YOU ALL, my deepest thanks and gratitude for your show of love and concern for me. Thank you Annie123 for keeping up with me and posting for the ladies to know my status you are a true sweetheart, if I could I would send you all on a tropical retreat just to show my thanks for your love and friendship, but just hug yourselves and know that it is from me I shall keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and know that I'm here and God is NOT finished with me yet! God fore saw what the enemy was setting up for me God was warning me of this thing.
What the devil meant for evil, God turned it around for my good.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • LOL, thank you soooooo much Melissa, I’m glad to be back and missed you all terribly as well lol.estaticheartheartheart



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Well I am glad His plan for you is not finished yet!!!!!

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      Mztracy wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Damn Neicy... what the heck you trying to do... you scared the crap outta me. You need to pm me your cell woman. Thanks to Annie for keeping us updated.heart  

      I am sooooooooo glad you are doing better. You go to the doctor and you do what he/she says. Tell your work ‘bite me, I’m gone’ You do not need the stress of those idiots!!

      Loves ya!! heart



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • [Link Removed], I hear ya. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii Annie thank you sooooooooo much for all your support getting the info out to all the ladies here, Mz T, you‘re right those people at my workplace can kick rocks as my daughters say lol, I’m following the doctors orders and I’m keeping still and relaxing and taking my meds as prescribed, I do have an appointment with the neurologist on tomorrow because he wanted to do more tests so we’ll see what happens with the office visit, and see what he says about my current issues, thank you ladies you just don’t know what, you all mean to me and how much I needed your love, support and prayers.heartheartheart
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      UK Girl wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy I’m away for a few days and you scare the hell out me - honey we need you and thanks to Annie for keeping us updated - you take care my precious friend heartheartheart



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      Anne E wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy,
      Your drastic change came so fast! It’s so good to hear from you again! I am praying for you to feel better soon.
      heartheart



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Hello UKGirl and Catfan, well when the Lord speaks a word it has to come forth and it did, The Lord fore saw what the enemy had set up for me in the spirit and He was letting me know that it was coming but he didn’t allow the enemy to have full reign. I know that this is something that God has allowed to happen in my life for a reason and He will reveal the total picture to me in time, but until He does I am humbled at his feet. The enemy has no dominion in the lives of Gods people he has to go before the Father to get permission to even attempt to do me any harm and just as he is he went and was trying to accuse me before the Father saying only God knows what to try to make me look bad in the eyes of my God, but God said to him ok I’ll allow you to test her but you can’t take her life because in all this He (God) is going to get ALL the glory out of it and I shall have complete victory over it all. So even though it was a slight mishap, I’ve got the victory anyhow because Jesus is seeing me all the way through till the end. Hallelujah!!!!



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      Frannie1964 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Welcome back Neicy!heart

      So glad your back home and please do listen to your doctor and take some “you time” and rest. Leave the stress of work at work. I hope you other test come out good.heart



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      Yana Berlin wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • So scary....I’m so happy that you are okay, and hope that you can work part time at least until you have completely recovered.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Hi Frannie & Yana, thank you both to God be all the glory for the things he has done, yes I am taking it easy and will continue to do so and let my body rest. Yana take care of you as well because our health is more important than anything else in this world and we don’t want to burden our families even though they worry about us during our times of illness just know you‘re all in my prayers.happyheart



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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy, I’m so glad you‘re home and getting follow up care.  The job is irrelevant in the big picture of things, your health comes first and you know that when you are ready and able, God will provide more work for you.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Hi Tulip, you are so right and right now the job is the last thing on my mind, and yes he will provide for me as he always has and always will, thank you for your love and concerns.heartheart



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      Msj wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • AMEN! What the dvil meant for evil GOD made good!

      You are a true light of the Lord! I am so so thankful to hve you as a online (hopefully in person) friend.

      What a testimony!

      Reading your beautiful words are TRULY more precious than any old trip to a fancy place!!!!heartheartheart



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Msj, LOL, you‘re too kind thank you. I truly love you all and thank God as well as Yana for giving us this venue to be connected and yes I hope and pray that the Lord will make a way for us all to meet in person. Be blessed.heartxoxo



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • happyHi Eva, God does work in mysterious ways and I too am glad I didn’t get the worst of the worst in this case, but even so being on this side of what could have been, is still scary enough to make one rethink their life and the things, people, and places around them I have humbled myself and am still very still before the Lord, not that I wasn’t before, but He does have my full attention and I obey his word of command about me sitting down. I hope the doctor can tell me more on tomorrow about why this happened and what my preventive measures will be. I will keep you all posted.heartxoxo



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy I just re read your blog about change coming..... and in the reading of it it struck me that you have really been at odds with your job. While you love what you do you don’t so much love who you work for. Is it possible you are being called to do your job privately??? Thoughts for later.......



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      Kerri1985 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Big Sister!!!

      I am so thankful to God for you being home and in better spirits. I know things are not complete and we don’t know all that there is to know, but Yes! God in His divine wisdom will carry you. I’m so sorry I was out of touch a bit on here and I hadn’t known what was going on with you, but know I love you and I am praying for you and if I could I see you everyday I would hug you everyday and do whatever you need to be done. But I am carrying good thoughts your way...Hugz & Kisses....heartheartheartheart



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      LaTosha Brown wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • I am so glad that you are doing okay.  Please continue to believe and bless God for your healing.  Thank you for sharing your story with us.  May God restore your health and give you peace of mine!heartheart

      Be Blessed!
      LaTosha

      Blog Address: latoshalove.blogspot.com.



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      Jewelrybyirina wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Hi Neicy,
      I am glad you are OK.  Even reading and emagining everything you went through was scary.  Please take care of yourself!  

       It’s great to have you back!!!heartheartheart
      Have a speedy recovery!



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      Diane17 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy,

      Welcome back!! estaticestatic  So good to see you back here again.

      The Lord works in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?

      Please take care of yourself and get plenty of rest!

      Diane  heartheartheart



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      Mzd3 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Neicy,  

       Im glad to see you‘re back! Ive been saying a prayer for you each day. Hoping you have a full and speedy recovery heart



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Hi Dianne, Kerri, Diane, Latosha, Irina, Vikki, thank you ladies again for all of your love, prayers, concerns I'm home taking it one day at a time and doing as the doctors said, I will be going in today to speak with the neurologist about doing further test and to share with him my latest issues with my walking and all.

      @Vikki, you may be on to something about me working in that environment God may be pulling me out because of all the drama and he knows my heart is with the people, but the people I work for and work around don’t have to same true feelings about the job as I do most of them are there for a check, but I have love and a heart for those elderly people theyt love me and I love them right back strongly.



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      Djo1 wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Please let us know what the doc says.
      Sometimes we have to learn to simplify our lives when we get older. Get the drama and the clutter out. No job is worth your health!! I very much agree with Vikki.
      I know you will find what’s right for you.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Djo, I agree and if its not meant for me to work again so be it God is going to line me up where I need to be financially, I will keep you all posted on my doctors visit today. Thanks for the concerns.heart



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      Rose Nino wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Thank GOD you are okay Neicy. I am sorry you had to go through so much. Things are not the same without you here. But I gather you realized it when we were all asking where you were. estatic Your work is just beginning. And God is not through with you yet lady!! So you need be sure to take care of yourself and put yourself and your health FIRST. We are blessed to have you in our lives.  

      Hugz heartheart



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      Brimstone1968 wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Well well Neicy, I can stop holding my breath now YOU ARE BACK.  I am so thankful to God that he has brought you out thus far.  He is able to do more than we ever think or ask and I believe with you for your healing.  It is so sweet to have you back, we did miss you.  Continue to take it easy and let the healing process take place.  Love ya girlfriend.



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      Angelcart wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Neicy, so glad your back and doing better.  Like TL said, your health is more important than a job.  Thank goodness you have a wonderful loving husband and family to take care of you.heart



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      Victorious wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Glad to have you back...I will continue to pray for your full recoveryheartheart



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Hello Rose, Brimstone, Angelcart, MzV, it is sooooooooooo good to be back here with all my wonderful and supportive friends. I truly felt the love and prayers from all of you, only God knows my true heart and how it is towards each of you again thank you all from the bottom of my heart.heart



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